Stuft Burger Bar
1294 Main St. Windsor
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week
Number of employees: 25
What do you sell? Our specialty is outstanding build-your-own burgers, with almost limitless combinations of toppings. There are 10,133,099,161,583,616 possible unique burger combinations at Stuft! We love local craft beer and have a wide variety. On 16 HDTVs, you can catch the Colorado Eagles, Broncos, Nuggets and others while you’re enjoying that local brew.
Why did you pick Windsor? We opened in late February 2012. Our Windsor location had been a restaurant before, which simplified construction. We also liked its central Windsor location and visibility off Colo. 392. We asked around before we purchased the building, certain cuisines like Mexican were already well represented — “Windsorites” were asking for something different.
Who is the owner and for how long? Jake Fitzsimmons and Tiffany Helton are the owners. We opened our first store March, 2010, in Fort Collins and in February, 2012, we opened our second location here in Windsor. Irina Rastello is our general manager. She has been with us since the beginning.
Why did you want to start this venture? We both have restaurant experience and a passion for the industry. Stuft was an idea that we had both been working on for a while. Burgers seemed like a great idea — who doesn’t love a great burger? We added the variety and creativity that sets Stuft apart. Most restaurants serve cheeseburgers, but very few can craft one like we can. Stuft puts the process in the hands of our guest. Who knows what goes best on a burger besides the person eating it? We’re also not exactly vegetarians, so that helps!
Why should people do business with you? It’s the best burger in northern Colorado. Our kitchen is putting out tremendous stuff right now. It’s a comfortable and fun place for people of all kinds. You will see the owners here on a daily basis. We genuinely care about every single customer that comes through our door. We reinvest in Windsor — we shop locally when possible and support the Wizards, local charities and the Colorado Eagles.
What’s your most interesting customer story? We’ve seen a 23-year-old man eat 10 hamburger patties and a side of fries. It was crazy, he ate all of it!
What’s the most challenging part of operating in the community? Letting people know that there’s another great restaurant in Windsor. A lot of this community spends their time and money in Loveland, Fort Collins and Greeley. We’re trying to build a business in Windsor that can convince people to spend money in their hometown.